Financial Controller

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Financial Controller

Salary: £55,000 - £57,500

Location: Mainly Remote with expected travel to the Central Finance Office (Stourbridge, West Midlands) 3 to 4 times a month.

Permanent, full time

Hours: 37.5hrs / week

Closing date for applications: Monday 1st July 2024 .

Main Interviews: Monday 15th July 2024

Peer Interviews (Q&A with the Finance Team): Wednesday 17th July 2024

Looking for a new Finance role within the Charity or Housing or Care Sector? Do you have experience of people management within the finance functions?

Our charity is going through an exciting period of positive change and we are looking for a Financial Controller to lead our Central Finance team based in the West Midlands area!

The role of Financial Controller is mainly remote however you will be expected to travel to the Central Finance Office in Stourbridge to meet with your team and other relevant locations on occasion.

We’re hoping to hear from those that can provide financial leadership and effective management of the Trusts financial operations including AR, AP, Treasury and Payroll and Fixed Assets, that can ensure the delivery of a proactive and professional customer focused service, ensuring finance deadlines, and legislative and statutory requirements are met.

You’ll work closely with the wider organization, building strong internal relationships to ensure the effective management of financial resources.

Main responsibilities:

o Oversee the month end process, working closely with all finance staff.

o Working closely with the Head of Finance and Finance Business Partners with the preparation and consolidation of the monthly management accounts.

o Support the Head of Finance and Finance Business Partners during the annual budget cycle and ensure all budgets are agreed and implemented on the accounting system.

o Manage the external audit and the year-end processes and complete statutory financial statements to draft stage in accordance with the Charities SORP including all working papers.

o Ensure efficient and effective financial control operates throughout the Trust, ensuring all regional and central financial activities comply with legislation, policies, procedures and the delegated authorities.

o Actively oversee the management of the Trust payroll function (including pensions) ensuring compliance with legislation and ensuring accuracy and timeliness of employee pay and third-party payments.

o Manage and administer the Trust bank accounts, credit cards, and cash flow.

o Project Management.

Who we are looking for

o Professional Accounting qualification ACCA, CIMA, ACA, ICAEW or Part Qualified (Final year) or equivalent degree OR In-depth QBE with at least 5 years’ experience in a similar senior finance role within the charity sector.

o Experience of people management within the finance functions.

o Knowledge of payroll practice and a full understanding of HMRC requirements.

o Experience of preparing statutory accounts and working papers and proven success working with auditors and managing the audit process.

o Able to demonstrate a proven track record in all aspects of accounts e.g preparation management accounts, budgets, balance sheet reconciliation and forecasts.

o Experience of Treasury management including cashflow forecasting & monitoring.

o Experience of preparing VAT returns.

o Advanced User of different accounting packages.

o Confident User of MS Office 365, in particular Excel (intermediate/advanced level), Word, Outlook, PowerPoint.

o Experience of managing finance projects (e.g. new systems)

o Knowledge & understanding of internal controls & accounting processes.

o Previous experience in an accounting role in the Charity or Housing or Care Sectors would be advantageous but is not essential.

o Understanding of the Charity SORP.

Your application should include your CV and a supporting statement of no less than one page detailing why you would like to work for the Trust and how your skills and experience meet the job description and person specification.

The charity

As a national charity and not-for-profit organisation, Camphill Village Trust brings over 65 years of experience, knowledge, and passion to supporting people with learning disabilities, autism, mental health challenges, and complex needs
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